Friday, April 11, 2008

What a slacker!

Yep, it's true. I think someone must have been sneaking

<--------THESE into my water this week. I have been a total slacker all week. I started off great on Saturday with my nine mile run, but I have gone down hill since. I think the long run wiped me out AFTER and so I decided I would let my bod recover, but I think I took it to the extreme. Yep, and now it's already time (tomorrow) for another long run. I hope I can do it. Tomorrow is my TEN MILER! Yikes! I only got in ONE good run this week. The rest of the time I did mostly walking or hiking. I did do my strength training class this morning, but that left my back really sore for some reason. Holly is still gone and some of the exercises April has introduced, just don't agree with my body. She is a young whipper-snapper of about 22 years of age and so she does some things that us "more mature"- snappers, aren't exactly up to. The main problem is that we don't even realize it while we are doing them. It is when we get home and various body parts start to ache and throb and scream. That is when the light goes on and we think, "Oh, that must have been from doing those &$*#(@$ lifts or squats or bends or whatever today!" Hopefully the break will have done some good. Guess I will know by tomorrow night. I can tell I really need to get on a professional training plan and not just the "do what you feel like" plan. Well, I guess the bright side is that I won't have to worry about over training.
This morning it was really cold and windy and so I waited until it warmed up to about 40 degrees before I headed out. I had a headache and just simply wasn't feeling up to running today and so I hiked up the mountain. I hiked to the second bench and I have to say that is one heck of a hike. I didn't take the easy route that takes you around it. I did the trail that goes pretty much straight up. It wasn't too bad, but I did feel it. It would have been a great cardio workout if it took longer. I walked to the waterfall and then to the other side and found my favorite meditation rock. I sat there for a bit and then headed back. I missed the down trail and so had to back track a ways. I only saw one deer today. I was grateful I did because that helped me relax a little about the mountain lions. I figured if there were deer around then there probably weren't any cats. And if there was one, he would hopefully go for the deer before me. reality, probably not. But that's what I told myself and it worked. I know the deer can run much faster than me and I would be just plain and simple cat bait. I am just trying to get in as much time on the mountain as I can now because I know when summer hits, I will NEVER dare go up there because of all the rattlesnakes. It is really peaceful up there. Total distance: 1.75 miles whoopee...


Jen said...

We all get those "slacker jacks" in us! And it's best to listen to your body. Except when you have to run with me. Then don't listen and just come! It has been so great having someone to run with!